DiAnne Smith – The Drum Painter
“Walk With Stars” – Iroquois
For as long as she can remember DiAnne Smith has been painting, either with words, pens, or brushes. Like the spider who spins her web to capture food and dew drops to sustain her, so has painting in these forms been the food for her soul.
Born in Methuen, Massachusetts. Grand Duaghter of Hazel (Massachusetts – Pequot) and Albert Smith: paternal side. Great Grand Daughter of Joe (Ontario – Iroquios), Iroquios League, and Hannah Gilbert: maternal side.
Awards – Missouri Life Magazine 2008-2009 Top 200 Artist for preservation of Native American Art in USA.
Her work has been selected for the Early American Life Magazine, Directory of Traditional American Crafts, 2009.